Exporting: UK Trade and Investment Services and Contacts

Who to contact at the government's UKTI for small business exporting help

Exporting: UK Trade and Investment Services and Contacts

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) provide a wide range of services for small and medium sized businesses to venture into export markets.

Listed below are a number of UKTI schemes and services with local contact points for regional offices.

Passport to Export

Provides new and inexperienced exporters with the training, planning advice and ongoing support they need to succeed overseas.

Overseas Market Introduction Service

A tailored service by UKTI’s overseas teams to access market and industry information, identify potential contacts or assist in planning an event. This service attracts a charge

Export Marketing Research Scheme (EMRS)

Offers support, advice and some grant funding to eligible companies wishing to research a potential export market.

Export Communications Review (ECR)

Assesses the way companies communicate with overseas customers and makes practical recommendations for improvement.

Events and seminars

Held across the UK and the world. They include specific sector and market based activities.

Trade missions

Organised to help UK companies visit the marketplace they’re interested in and talk face to face with prospective business partners. UKTI also organises missions into the UK to allow overseas delegates to meet with potential partners or investors.

Business opportunities

News emailed directly into your in-box, highlighting hot leads in your chosen overseas market. Companies can sign up for this free service by visiting www.ukti.gov.uk

Gateway to Global Growth

A service for more experienced exporters. It offers focussed planning and advice, and support to help companies to build on their previous success and develop new overseas markets.

High-value opportunities programme

Proactively identifies global supply chain opportunities, coupled with an online service giving access to several hundred sales leads around the world each month.


UK Trade & Investment is the Government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in an increasingly global economy. UKTI’s range of expert services can be tailored to meet the needs of your company to maximise your international success. You can find contact details for your local UKTI International Trade Adviser on the UKTI website.


T: +44 (0)8456 419 955
E: info@uktieast.org.uk

UKTI East Midlands

T: +44 (0)8450 524 001
E: info@uktiem.co.uk

UKTI London

T: +44 (0)20 7234 3000
E: info@uktilondon.org.uk

UKTI North East

T: +44 (0)8450 505 054
E: enquiries@ukti.rito.co.uk

UKTI North West

T: +44 (0)8456 037 053
E: info@uktinorthwest.co.uk

UKTI South East

T: +44 (0)8452 789 600
E: info@uktisoutheast.com

UKTI South West

T: +44 (0)8456 060 969
E: enquiries@uktisouthwest.org

UKTI West Midlands

T: +44 (0)8450 743 515
E: info@wmchambers.co.uk

UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber

T: +44 (0)8456 048 048
E: info@uktiyorkshire.co.uk

Invest NI

T: +44 (0)28 9023 9090
E: customerservicemgr@investni.com
W: www.investni.com

Scottish Development International

T: 0800 917 9534 within Scotland
T: +44 (0)141 228 2828 from the UK
W: www.sdi.co.uk

Business Wales

T: +44 (0)3000 603000
E: businessinformationhelpline@wales.gsi.gov.uk
W: www.business.wales.gov.uk

In association with UKTI – Export for Growth

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